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Consolation of Philosophy (Part 4)

Continuing from my last post, Philosophy states in the third section of the book: 1) we all seek happiness, 2) honor, wealth, prestige, belongingness, and pleasure are necessary for happiness but not sufficient, and 3) additional factor are needed to deliver happiness. 253 more words

Consolation of Philosophy (Part 3)

Continuing with my last post, we move to the third section of the Consolation of Philosophy.  In the second section, Book Two, Philosophy teaches that the transitory goods of wealth, fame, power, honor, and physical beautiful are not sufficient for happiness.   260 more words

Consolation of Philosophy (Part 2)

Continuing from my last post, I will begin to dig into the book, The Consolation of Philosophy, but only those parts referring to happiness in this life – which is the focus of my book and this website.   246 more words

Consolation of Philosophy (Part 1)

A few months ago I had several posts on the movie and the book, The Natural.  I would like to write a few posts on another book, … 275 more words

A Syndicate of Imbeciles

Just kidding…A Confederacy of Dunces. The book was read and discussed prior to the Holidays. We are just putting a placeholder in the blog for some future deeper thoughts, but what’s to say? 93 more words

A Confederacy of Dunces – quotes and extracts – 84

Mrs. Reilly reached down next to her chair and picked from the floor the large volume of The Consolation of Philosophy. She aimed one of its corners at Ignatius’ stomach. 142 more words

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Writing Resolutions

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. Or New Year. Or resolutions. Not really. But change is order of the day. I guess change is the order of every day in some way. 287 more words

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